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Parent of infant who failed drug test sentenced

Parent of infant who failed drug test sentenced

MASON CITY – Benjamin Arthur Janssen, age 23, of Mason City will serve no jail time on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and child endangerment. The…

Adrian Peterson true to his word in victory Sunday

Adrian Peterson true to his word in victory Sunday

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — If Adrian Peterson sends you an e-mail asking for money, claiming he’s a prince from a foreign land with a once-in-a-lifetime…

Serena Williams overcomes deficit, wins U.S. Open

Serena Williams overcomes deficit, wins U.S. Open

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Although her serve let her down, her nerve never did. Serena Williams, playing from behind in the final set, hit…

49ers beat Packers 30-22

49ers beat Packers 30-22

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hauling a season-opening win out of tradition-laden Lambeau Field proved quite possible and very invigorating Sunday for the 49ers.…

Texans rout Dolphin, 30-10

Texans rout Dolphin, 30-10

By Adam H. Beasley, The Miami Herald – HOUSTON — For months, Ryan Tannehill has been peppered with questions about how he would handle the speed of an NFL game.…

Soriano’s 2-run HR in 8th lifts Cubs past Pirates

Soriano’s 2-run HR in 8th lifts Cubs past Pirates

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — Alfonso Soriano donned a Deion Sanders Falcons jersey after Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Pirates, part of Dale Sveum’s idea to celebrate…

Obama’s acceptance speech drew 35.7 million TV viewers

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — An estimated 35.7 million people watched President Barack Obama accept his party’s nomination Thursday night in, according to Nielsen. The…

Morneau’s walk-off homer sends Indians sliding toward last place

Morneau’s walk-off homer sends Indians sliding toward last place

By Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal – MINNEAPOLIS — Besides holding tryouts to determine who comes and who goes over the winter and which players are the favorites to win…

‘Dream team’ defense confronts its loss in Drew Peterson trial

By Stacy St. Clair, Steve Schmadeke and Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — They arrived in Joliet, Ill., bursting with bravado and bluster, promising an acquittal for the ages.…

53 die in attacks across Iraq

By Ramadan Al-Fatash – BAGHDAD — Fifty-three people died in wave of attacks across Iraq Sunday that targeted mostly government security forces and Shiite-majority areas. In the oil-rich city of…

What to expect if President Obama wins second term

What to expect if President Obama wins second term

By Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey and David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “Forward,” reads the slogan on President Barack Obama’s re-election posters. Toward what, specifically, the president…

Bucs pick off Newton twice, beat Panthers, 16-10

By Joe Person, The Charlotte Observer – TAMPA, Fla. — The Carolina Panthers’ long week in a state known for perpetual sunshine ended on a dark day at Raymond James…

Yankees blast Orioles, 13-3

By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Although they wouldn’t admit it, in the past the Orioles probably would have been quietly satisfied by splitting an 18-game season…

Eagles slip past Browns, 17-16

By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – CLEVELAND — One week into the season, it was almost as if the offseason of solving 2011’s problems did not exist for the…

Search for King Richard III’s grave is extended

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Archaeologists searching for the tomb of Richard III are being given an extra week to excavate in light of promising findings…

Des Moines doctor disciplined; charged with 8 patient deaths

DES MOINES – Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine took the following actions: Daniel J. Baldi, D.O., a 50 year-old Iowa-licensed anesthesiologist who practiced pain management in Des Moines, Iowa,…

Iowa medical board with “serious concerns” bans Iowa woman from practicing medicine

DES MOINES – Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine took the following actions: Erin Gotz, an individual from Dubuque, Iowa, who does not hold an Iowa medical license, was issued a…

Boy’s gift draws worldwide attention

Kathie Bassett, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. – EDWARDSVILLE – It has turned into the gift heard ’round the world. People everywhere have seemingly been touched by 8-year-old Wyatt Erber and his…

Hawkeyes’ offense misfires in setback

Shane Barron, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – For Iowa’s offense during the 2012 season, the ‘Red Zone’ has more resembled a red light. Now two games into…

Jantz makes enough plays in victory

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – For a while, it was almost identical to last season, the way Steele Jantz was carving the Iowa defense. The…

Waterloo / C.F. Police seek assistance in identifying suspect

Waterloo / C.F. Police seek assistance in identifying suspect

The Waterloo Police Department and the Cedar Falls Police Department are requesting assistance in identifying the suspect in the photograph.  This is in connection with a series of thefts that…

Steve King says showmanship is his ‘job’

Steve King says showmanship is his ‘job’

From ProgressIowa.org: DES MOINES — The following statement was issued on Thursday, Sept. 6 after Congressman Steve King said showmanship is his “job” in Congress during a debate on WHO…

Iowa Author to Visit NIACC Tuesday

Iowa Author to Visit NIACC Tuesday

MASON CITY – A well-known author of crime fiction will visit the campus of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) to host a public discussion about his experiences as an…

River City Rugby Loses 1st League Match

River City Rugby Loses 1st League Match

MASON CITY – Nineteen players from Mason City’s River City Rugby Football Club traveled to Iowa Falls today to compete in an Iowa Dlll Rugby League match. The squad from…

Ex-prosecutor claims O.J. Simpson ‘bloody glove’ was tampered with

By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial said this week that he believes defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. tampered with the…

Young, inexperienced Vikings enter a period of haze

Young, inexperienced Vikings enter a period of haze

Brian Murphy, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The Vikings would rather chug battery acid than acknowledge the rebuilding project in bloom at Winter Park, where players, coaches and managers appear…

Texas OKs nation’s fastest speed limit, 85 mph, on new road

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – Texas has approved the nation’s fastest speed limit — 85 miles per hour—about the speed associated with the winds in a Category 1…

Scams target investors frantic for safe returns

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – QUESTION: My retirement CDs, which are currently paying 5.2 percent, will mature next year. Of course, I’m concerned about where I can put the…

Unexpected support for Christian girl in Pakistan blasphemy case may be sign of change

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The heart-wrenching tale of a Christian girl charged with blasphemy could, at last, have forced the beginning of a change of…

Consumer Confidential: Stolen ID keeps making trouble

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – The letter from debt collector Resurgent Capital Services arrived at my home the other day. Enclosed was a bill for $2,852.56, originally run…

Prayer labyrinth being added to Trinity Lutheran courtyard

Prayer labyrinth being added to Trinity Lutheran courtyard

MASON CITY – Mason City’s Trinity Lutheran Church is renovating its courtyard to include a prayer labyrinth. The meditative prayer tool will include a maze to walk and a small…

Egypt says it’s destroyed 31 tunnels, killed 32 in Sinai security sweep

By Amina Ismail, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian officials announced Saturday that their first major military offensive into Sinai since the inauguration of President Mohammed Morsi led to the…

Drowning in red tape

Mark Newman, Ottumwa Courier, Iowa – OTTUMWA — The owner of an Ottumwa business says the federal government’s failure to pay for work on a high-profile construction project may cost…

Keys to 49ers’ gameplan against Packers

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – GREEN BAY, Wis. — It’s the matchup we’ve been waiting for — and waiting — and waiting. Nearly eight months since they figured —…

Welfare waiver proposal hits potential roadblock

Welfare waiver proposal hits potential roadblock

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org – WASHINGTON — It took less than a month for the Obama administration’s move in July to grant states more flexibility in handling their welfare programs to…

NFL rankings

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times – Danny O’Neil’s NFL power rankings 1. Green Bay    Unfortunately for Aaron Rodgers, no Discount Double Check on Super Bowls. 2. Houston      Hard to find…

Jarrett Bush claws his way back for Packers

Jarrett Bush claws his way back for Packers

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The calls and text messages have flooded Jarrett Bush’s cell phone all week. He grew up an hour away from…

Romney invokes God, slams Obama on proposed military budget cuts

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Making a play for veterans and evangelical voters in this conservative military community, Mitt Romney pounded President Barack Obama for…

Defense lawyer rebuts charge that Simpson’s ‘bloody glove’ was tampered with

By Shelby Grad and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team on Saturday vigorously rebutted a former prosecutor’s charge that lead attorney Johnnie L.…

Jim Souhan: Vikings might be headed to boredom

Jim Souhan: Vikings might be headed to boredom

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – On Sunday, Minnesotans face a difficult choice. What to watch on TV? The Vikings open the season at the Metrodome against Jacksonville. That’s an…

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